Invest in yourself and change lives

As a teacher candidate, you are taking on a deep commitment to make a difference where you can make the greatest impact. We share your dedication to actively addressing educational inequality based on the belief that all students are capable of high achievement. 

Tuition and fees (estimated)

2020-2021 academic year



4.5 credits
9 credits
12 credits
4.5 credits
Total tuition
Total fees
Total before scholarships



Scholarships available
$5,000 – $18,000
Total after scholarships
$54,239 – $41,239

Summer 2020 cost-per-credit is $1,795 with additional $664 fees for registration. Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 cost-per-credit is estimated to be $1,867 with additional $2,889 total fees for registration. The Board of Trustees of New York University reserves the right to alter the fee schedule without notice.

We seek a diverse group of applicants to become teaching residents and encourage you to apply and complete your financial aid application today.

Once you have been admitted, we will send you detailed information on the scholarship and financial aid package you will receive. You are under no obligation to enroll in the program until you have seen and accepted your financial aid package.

Scholarships available ranging from $5,000 up to $18,000.

We strongly encourage all applicants to apply for need-based aid including student loans by completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting the information to NYU.

How to apply for financial aid

To determine your eligibility for need-based aid and to apply for student loans, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for both 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 and indicate that your data be sent to New York University, code number 002785. Your FAFSA must be on file at NYU by June 1, 2020 to receive consideration.

Apply early

Do not wait for an acceptance offer to submit your FAFSA materials. NYU’s Office of Financial Aid will send you a financial aid package shortly after you have an offer to participate in the Teacher Residency program at NYU Steinhardt.

For help in completing the FAFSA, call 800-4-FED-AID.

The amount you’re responsible for can be further reduced with teacher grants and teacher loan forgiveness program, if eligible.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact our enrollment specialists, who will connect you with a financial aid counselor who can answer your questions.

TEACH Grant: Eligible while you are in graduate school

Students who commit to teaching in a high need (Title 1) school for four years post-graduation may be eligible for a grant of up to $3,764 in tuition during the residency year.

Teachers of Tomorrow Grant: Eligible teachers can apply for up to three years for the second through fifth years of their teaching career

Teachers of Tomorrow (TOT) is a program funded by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) intended to help recruit and retain eligible newly-hired teachers working in some of the city’s highest-need schools.  Eligible teachers may receive a $3,400 TOT award for up to four consecutive years. Awards are distributed annually. Availability is contingent upon funding by the NYSED each year.

Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program: Eligible after five years of teaching in a Title 1 school

Further eligibility information by subject area:

  • Math, science, and special education teachers may be eligible for up to $17,500 in loan forgiveness
  • English and social studies teachers may be eligible for $5,000 in loan forgiveness

This is not a guarantee that you will be eligible for these awards. You must read about the requirements of the program and follow the steps required by the federal government. If you have questions, you should contact the US Department of Education via the links above.

The 2020 application has closed. The 2021 application will open later this summer.

 We know that the benefits of creating a more diverse teacher workforce are widespread; they are long-lasting, and they are life-changing.

Diana Turk
Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning; Co-Director, NYU Teacher Residency,
NYU Steinhardt

 We built this program from the ground up, and [the faculty] all agreed on starting with the ideas of building community and understanding identity.

Heather Woodley
Co-Director of NYU Teacher Residency; Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL, Bilingual Education, and Foreign Language Education,
NYU Steinhardt